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16 week old mailroom puppy on antibiotics for a cough -

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16 week old mailroom puppy on antibiotics for a cough - acting normal and pooping but also continues to try to poop with drops of mucus and blood coming out. Is this an emergency or can we wait til tomorrow

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the puppy's name?

Cough is fine just asking about poop

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Note that I’m talking about a small drop of mucus / blood.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with this pup. Hematochezia (blood from the anus with or without feces) rarely constitutes an emergency and waiting until tomorrow should be OK. At his age, intestinal parasitism is the most common cause of hematochezia - roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia, and the protozoan Giardia. If you can find a pet/fee store open today you can worm him with fenbendazole (Panacur) which addresses all of those parasites except coccidia. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thinking it is due to cefa antibiotics
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Our messages may have crossed. Please see my post timestamped 10:27 AM (my time).

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He was already worked a few days ago. That caused him to throw up too
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Wormed
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The vet administeered deworming meds in office
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Do you know which wormer was given? Many don't address coccidia or Giardia.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
They also tested fecal and said no worms on first visit.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Fecal ova and parasite exams are too often falsely negative. Presumptive worming with fenbendazole is important. Ponazuril is the drug of choice for coccidia but is a prescription drug.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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